Social Security Snapshot


With its farmlands and natural attractions, scenic Nebraska offers retirees a low-key, bucolic lifestyle. The people are friendly and living costs are relatively low. The state’s tax system, however, is among the least friendly toward retirees of any in the country. Any Social Security retirement income that is taxed federally is also subject to the Nebraska state income tax. Furthermore, other types of retirement income are fully taxable. Nebraska’s property taxes are among the highest in the country, and it is one of just a handful of states with an inheritance tax. That’s why it’s important to enlist the services of a Social Security Advisor, that is a Registered Social Security Analyst, to help ensure you receive all of the income and benefits you’re entitled to.

Social Security for Nebraska retirees — here’s what you can expect:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Benefits for disabled workers and their dependents
  • Benefits to the families of deceased workers

You may also be entitled to:

  • Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) – a needs-based program for people ages 65+ and people with disabilities, regardless of age.
  • Assistance if you are a Medicare beneficiary with limited income to apply for extra help with the cost of prescription drugs (Medicare Prescription Drug Program.)

Social Security: It’s partially taxed in Nebraska

While the IRS may tax you on up to 85% of on Social Security benefits, all Social Security income is partially taxed on your Nebraska state income tax return.

What you need to know as a Nebraska retiree:

  • Withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed.
  • Wages are taxed at normal rates.
  • Public and private pension incomes are fully taxed.

Find a Social Security Advisor that has the RSSA credential.

Advisors that are Registered Social Security Analysts can help you gain far more Social Security income by making the optimal claiming decisions. Our clients have realized from $20K to $200K in potential additional benefits. Contact us today for a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our RSSA advisors.

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